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North Korea's real-life 'doomsday scenario' for U.S.

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‘North Korea is a time bomb’: government advisers urge China to prepare for war

The risk of conflict on the Korean peninsula is the highest its been in decades and Beijing must mobilise resources for fallout, observers say

Saturday, 16 December, 2017,


China must be ready for a war on the Korean peninsula, with the risk of conflict higher than ever before, Chinese government advisers and a retired senior military officer warned on Saturday.

Beijing, once seen as Pyongyang’s key ally with sway over its neighbour, was losing control of the situation, they warned.

“Conditions on the peninsula now make for the biggest risk of a war in decades,” said Renmin University international relations professor Shi Yinhong, who also advises the State Council, China’s cabinet.

North Korea says nuclear war inevitable because of military drills by US and South Korea

Shi said US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un were locked in a vicious cycle of threats and it was already too late for China to avert it. At best, Beijing could stall a full-blown conflict.

“North Korea is a time bomb. We can only delay the explosion, hoping that by delaying it, a time will come to remove the detonator,” Shi said on the sidelines of a Beijing conference on the crisis.

Addressing the conference, Wang Hongguang, former deputy commander of the Nanjing Military Region, warned that war could break out on the Korean peninsula at any time from now on until March when South Korea and the United States held annual military drills.

“It is a highly dangerous period,” Wang said. “Northeast China should mobilise defences for war.”

[Northeast China should mobilise defences for war, a retired PLA deputy commander says. Photo: Chinese defence ministry]

Yang Xiyu, a senior fellow at the China Institute of International Studies affiliated with China’s foreign ministry, said conditions on the peninsula were at their most perilous in half a century.

“No matter whether there is war or peace, regretfully, China has no control, dominance or even a voice on the issue,” he said.

China might already be preparing for the worst.

Last week, Jilin Daily, the official newspaper of the province bordering North Korea, published a full page of advice for residents on how to respond to a nuclear attack.

Is there any way back from the US-North Korea black hole of confrontation? China’s foreign minister is not optimistic

A document purportedly from telecom operator China Mobile about plans to set up five refugee camps in Jilin’s Changbai county also surfaced online last week.

Wang said the Jilin Daily article was a “signal to the country to be prepared for a coming war”.

He said China was also worried about the threat North Korea’s frequent nuclear tests were posing to unstable geological structures in the region.

[China is concerned about geological dangers posed by North Korea’s nuclear tests. Photo: AP]

Nanjing University professor Zhu Feng said that no matter how minor the possibility, China should be prepared psychologically and practically for “a catastrophic nuclear conflict, nuclear fallout or a nuclear explosion”.

“Why do we always act like ostriches? Why do we always believe a war won’t occur?” Zhu said.

“What China needs is a sense of urgency about its declining influence in strategy related to the peninsula and the way it brings down China’s status and role in East Asian security issues.”

He also said Kim’s failure to meet Chinese envoy Song Tao during his trip to Pyongyang last month was a “humiliation” for China.

North Korea accuses US, Japan and UN of ‘hostile’ campaign against Pyongyang’s ‘defensive’ nuclear ambitions

Meanwhile at the United Nations in New York, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on China and Russia to increase their efforts to halt Pyongyang’s nuclear programme.

Tillerson also backtracked on his previous unconditional offer for talks by saying that Washington would not negotiate with Pyongyang until it stopped “threatening behaviours”.

[Hopes for peace cannot rest on US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Renmin University professor Shi Yinhong says. Photo: Kyodo]

North Korean ambassador to the UN Ja Song-nam accused the United States, Japan and the United Nations Security Council of waging a hostile campaign to stop Pyongyang from gaining nuclear weapons that it saw as necessary to defend itself.

Renmin University professor Shi said hopes for peace could not rest on Kim and Trump, and China and Russia should work together to argue against war.

In a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping said war on the peninsula was not acceptable.
This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as: China urged to prepare for war on Korean peninsula

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Skeep tight, Kim Jong Un. South Korea just ordered 90 more Taurus bunker-busting missiles, which can fly for 500 miles AND take out major underground facilities, INCLUDING YOUR OWN LITTLE HIDEOUTS. You wanted to get the world's attention,and now you have it.

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South Korea’s arms procurement agency recently signed a contract to purchase 90 more Taurus long-range, air-launched, bunker-busting missiles, according to defense officials.

The Defence Acquisition Program Administration, or DAPA, however, had not issued a news release on the contract, an apparent move not to harm the warming atmosphere for dialogue with the nuclear-armed North.

Tension on the Korean Peninsula has eased in the wake of meetings between North Korea and South Korea, as well as ongoing negotiations about a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The contract for the missile system, made by German company Taurus Systems GmbH, was signed late February, said Kang Hwan-seok, spokesman for the DAPA.

The latest contract for the Taurus missile is the second of its kind since 2013, when the DAPA ordered 170 Taurus missiles to arm the fleet of F-15K fighter aircraft. Each missile costs about $1.8 million.

The missile is a core asset of South Korea’s “Kill Chain” pre-emptive strike systems against North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs upon imminent threat.

The precision-guided missile has a range of 500 kilometers and is said to be able to destroy North Korea’s major underground facilities, including Kim’s hideouts, with pinpoint accuracy.


Last September, the South Korean Air Force staged a live-fire drill of the Taurus for the first time following North Korea’s sixth nuclear test Sept 3. During the drill, the air-to-surface cruise missile fired from a F-15K flew some 400 kilometers before hitting a designated target in the coastal waters off Gunsan, 200 kilometers southwest of Seoul.

The South Korean Air Force is considering equipping its indigenous FA-50 light-attack aircraft with the Taurus 350K-2 missile, a shorter version of the Taurus 350K, as part of the FA-50 modernization efforts. The service operates 60 FA-50 jets.

The 350K-2 is known to weigh 300 kilograms less than the original version and have a hitting range of 300 kilometers.

In December, the service commissioned the six-month feasibility study of the FA-50 modernization plan to a Seoul-based defense institute. The modernization plan includes armament upgrades, air-refueling capability and engine improvements, according to Air Force officials.

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China claims Kim Jong Un has agreed to denuclearize Korean Peninsula

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited China from Sunday to Wednesday on an unofficial visit, according to China's state news agency Xinhua.
The visit was Kim's first known journey abroad since he assumed power in 2011.
Analysts believe the visit was to serve as preparation for upcoming summits with South Korea and the United States.


China said on Wednesday it won a pledge from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to denuclearize the Korean peninsula during a meeting with President Xi Jinping, who pledged in return that China would uphold its friendship with its isolated neighbor.

After two days of speculation, China announced on Wednesday that Kim had visited Beijing and met Xi during what the official Xinhua news agency called an unofficial visit from Sunday to Wednesday.

The trip was Kim's first known journey abroad since he assumed power in 2011 and is believed by analysts to serve as preparation for upcoming summits with South Korea and the United States.

Beijing has traditionally been the closest ally of secretive North Korea, but ties have been frayed by North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons and China's backing of tough U.N. sanctions in response.

Xinhua cited Kim as telling Xi that the situation on the Korean peninsula is starting to improve because North Korea has taken the initiative to ease tensions and put forward proposals for peace talks.

"It is our consistent stand to be committed to denuclearisation on the peninsula, in accordance with the will of late President Kim Il Sung and late General Secretary Kim Jong Il," Kim Jong Un said, according to Xinhua.

North Korea is willing to talk with the United States and hold a summit between the two countries, he said.

"The issue of denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula can be resolved, if South Korea and the United States respond to our efforts with goodwill, create an atmosphere of peace and stability while taking progressive and synchronous measures for the realization of peace," Kim said.

Chinese state news outlets had photos of Xi and Kim together:

XHNews tweet

People's Daily tweet.

Xi told Kim in return that both sides had stated repeatedly that their traditional friendship should be passed on and developed better.

"This is a strategic choice and the only right choice both sides have made based on history and reality, the international and regional structure and the general situation of China-North Korea ties. This should not and will not change because of any single event at a particular time," Xi said.

Speculation about a possible visit by Kim to Beijing was rife earlier this week after a train similar to the one used by Kim's father was seen in the Chinese capital, along with heavy security and a large motorcade.

Kim was accompanied by his wife, Ri Sol Ju, Xinhua said.

Xi had accepted an invitation from Kim to visit North Korea, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said.

Improving ties between North Korea and China would be a positive sign before planned summits involving the two Koreas and the United States, a senior South Korean official said on Tuesday.

In response to the Chinese government's announcement of Kim's visit, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters, "The Chinese government contacted the White House earlier on Tuesday to brief us on Kim Jong Un's visit to Beijing. The briefing included a personal message from President Xi to President Trump, which has been conveyed to President Trump."

Kim Jong Un's father, Kim Jong Il, met then-president Jiang Zemin in China in 2000 before a summit between the two Koreas in June that year. That visit was seen at the time as reaffirmation of close ties with Beijing.

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Report: North Korea Makes Denuclearization Proposal in Pre-Summit Talks

Pyongyang presents 5 concessions for denuclearization ahead of Trump-Kim meeting


Mikael Thalen | Infowars.com - April 13, 2018

North Korea is said to have presented its conditions for denuclearization during a recent working-level meeting with the U.S.

According to South Korean newspaper The Hankyoreh, Pyongyang’s proposal seeks to “resolve the military threat and guarantee the security of the regime” as both countries prepare for a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Sources with knowledge of the meeting told the paper that North Korean diplomats brought up roughly five issues.

“North Korea asked the US to remove its nuclear and strategic assets from South Korea, stop the deployment of nuclear and strategic assets during joint military exercises with the South, guarantee that it will not make a conventional or nuclear attack, convert the armistice agreement into a peace treaty and normalize diplomatic relations.”

The sources also stated that Pyongyang’s offer does not require at any point the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the Korean Peninsula so long as the regime’s safety is guaranteed.

While the U.S. has reportedly expressed interested in a peace treaty and normalizing relations, it is pushing to shorten the denuclearization timetable to keep the Kim regime from stalling as in previous talks.

Following the summit, which Trump said is likely to take place in late May or June, the U.S. will reportedly give North Korea 6 months to a year to comply.

“It’s basically about a year from now,” one source told the paper. “But once the negotiations get underway, there’s a possibility of this being extended for two years or so because of technical issues.”

Whether or not the Trump administration will agree to the conditions, or any at all, remains yet to be seen.

During his confirmation hearing for secretary of state Thursday, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said North Korea should not expect any rewards until total denuclearization has been verified.

Speaking with reporters Thursday, an optimistic Trump said he believed the upcoming face-to-face would be “terrific.”

“Meetings are being set up right now between myself and Kim Jong Un. I think it will be terrific. I think we’ll go in with a lot of respect and we’ll see what happens,” Trump said.

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"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861

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North and South Korea reportedly set to announce official end to war


Sam Meredith | @smeredith19

North and South Korea are in talks to announce a permanent end to the officially declared military conflict between the two countries, daily newspaper Munhwa Ilbo reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed South Korean official.

Ahead of a summit next week between North Korean premier Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, lawmakers from the neighboring states were thought to be negotiating the details of a joint statement that could outline an end to the confrontation.

Kim and Moon could also discuss returning the heavily-fortified demilitarized zone separating them to its original state, the newspaper said.

Pyongyang and Seoul have technically been at war since the 1950-1953 Korean conflict ended with a truce — and not a peace treaty. Geopolitical tensions have occasionally flared up since the armistice, although to date both countries have managed to avoid another devastating conflict.

A successful summit between the Koreas later this month could help pave the way for a meeting between Kim and President Donald Trump. The U.S. president and North Korean leader are poised to hold talks in late May or June, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

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"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861

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That’s a “police action”... not a war!

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South Korean government says it would consider peace treaty with North Korea after denuclearization

Everett Rosenfeld | Sam Meredith


A South Korean official on Wednesday said the country would consider negotiating a peace treaty with North Korea following the rogue state's denuclearization, according to local news outlet Yonhap.

That followed daily newspaper Munhwa Ilbo reporting on Tuesday that the two countries were already in talks to announce a permanent end to the officially declared military conflict between them.

Ahead of a summit next week between North Korean premier Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, lawmakers from the neighboring states were thought to be negotiating the details of a joint statement that could outline an end to the confrontation.

Kim and Moon could also discuss returning the heavily fortified demilitarized zone separating them to its original state, Munhwa Ilbo said.

Pyongyang and Seoul have technically been at war since the 1950-1953 Korean conflict ended with a truce — and not a peace treaty. Geopolitical tensions have occasionally flared up since the armistice, although both countries have so far managed to avoid another devastating conflict.

A successful summit between the Koreas later this month could help pave the way for a meeting between Kim and President Donald Trump. The U.S. president and North Korean leader are poised to hold talks in late May or June, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

Despite the talk of a potential peace agreement, there may be some technical roadblocks to such a deal.

For one, Pyongyang does not view Seoul as an authorized participant in peace talks, a former CIA official told CNBC.

"When I met with North Korean officials last year, they said that South Korea is not 'qualified' to participate in peace treaty negotiations because it didn't sign the armistice and didn't have wartime operational control of its forces," Bruce Klingner, senior research fellow of Northeast Asia at the Heritage Foundation, told CNBC.

"Technically, South Korea is not a signatory to the armistice and a peace treaty would require UN action," Klingner added. "The previous North Korean position has been for three parties – North Korea, China, and the U.S. — to sign a final peace treaty."

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"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861

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Trump: U.S. Negotiating Release of American Hostages in North Korea

‘We are doing our very best. As you know, they’ve been there a long time. And it’s harsh treatment,’ president says

Mikael Thalen | Infowars.com - April 19, 2018


U.S. President Donald Trump says negotiations are currently underway for the release of American hostages held in North Korea.

During a joint press conference at Mar-a-Lago with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Wednesday, a reported asked Trump whether the three Americans’ release would be a precondition for sitting down with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

“The fact is that they do have three prisoners. We have been talking about them,” Trump replied. “We’re negotiating now. We are doing our very best. As you know, they’ve been there a long time. And it’s harsh treatment.”

Trump, noting the case of Otto Warbier, the American student who died after being released last year by Pyongyang, said his administration was “fighting very diligently” for the safe return of the three captives.

“We fought very hard to get Otto Warmbier back. And when we came back, he was in very, very bad condition. It was a very sad event,” Trump said. “We are likewise fighting very diligently to get the three American citizens back. I think there’s a good chance of doing it. We’re having very good dialogue. We will keep you informed. But we are in there, and we are working very hard on that.”

The three hostages include 64-year-old Kim Dong Chul – who was arrested in 2010 and accused of espionage and spreading christianity before being sentenced to 10 years hard labor – 59-year-old Tony Kim – a professor and aid worker accused of committing hostile acts last April – and 55-year-old Kim Hak Song – who also last year was arrested while working at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.

Trump has also pledged to push Kim to release several Japanese captives held in North Korea.

According to a senior White House official speaking on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press, CIA Director Mike Pompeo discussed the hostages during his trip to North Korea over Easter weekend.

“The official says Mr. Trump is hopeful they will be released soon,” the report said.

Trump on Wednesday confirmed Pompeo’s meeting with Kim after numerous outlets revealed the clandestine visit.

“Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week. Meeting went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed,” Trump said on Twitter. “Details of Summit are being worked out now. Denuclearization will be a great thing for World, but also for North Korea!”

Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week. Meeting went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed. Details of Summit are being worked out now. Denuclearization will be a great thing for World, but also for North Korea!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018

The president says the face-to-face with Kim will likely take place in early June, but left room for cancelling if the meeting was “not going to be fruitful.”

“If I think that it’s a meeting that’s not going to be fruitful, I won’t go,” Trump said. “If the meeting when I’m there is not fruitful, I will respectfully leave.”

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North Korea Freezes Nuclear Testing, Shuts Down Nuke Test Site

‘This is very good news for North Korea,’ says President Trump

Infowars.com - April 20, 2018

North Korea agreed on Friday to suspend all nuclear tests in anticipation of a meeting with President Trump, according to reports.

The Yonhap News Agency reports North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced the suspension of missile tests, in addition to the shut down of a nuclear site in the country’s northern region.

“From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles,” an announcement from the Korean Central News Agency stated.

“The North will shut down a nuclear test site in the country’s northern side to guarantee transparency in suspending nuclear tests.”

The announcement comes as leaders from North and South Korea plan a summit with President Trump in upcoming weeks to discuss the possibility of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

President Trump lauded the move on Twitter saying it is “big progress” and “very good news” for the world.

“North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site. This is very good news for North Korea and the World – big progress! Look forward to our Summit.”

North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site. This is very good news for North Korea and the World – big progress! Look forward to our Summit.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2018

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"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861

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Breaking! NK Threatens To Cancel Trump-Kim Summit

Kim Jong-un upset over U.S./South Korea military drills

Infowars.com - May 15, 2018

North Korea canceled a meeting with South Korean leaders Tuesday and might cancel the upcoming meeting with President Trump over joint military drills between the U.S. and South Korea.

South Korean news agency Yonhap News reported:

North Korea said Wednesday it is canceling high-level talks with South Korea planned for later in the day due to ongoing military exercises between the South and the United States.

The North’s Korean Central News Agency said the Max Thunder drills between the South Korean and U.S. air forces are a rehearsal for invasion of the North and a provocation amid warming inter-Korean ties.

The high-level talks were meant to take place on the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom to discuss follow-up measures to the two Korean leaders’ summit last month.

Retired Gen Jack Keane breaks down the situation below:

Gen Jack Keane (Ret) on reports of North Korea threatening to cancel meeting with Trump over joint military drills with U.S. and South Korea https://t.co/t2CTxj5GJw pic.twitter.com/DUwV0ZqDea

— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 15, 2018

North Korea threatens to cancel US meeting over American military drills with South Korea, Yonhap says https://t.co/t2CTxj5GJw pic.twitter.com/j2W9bC7yPx

— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 15, 2018

Foreign affairs expert Joel Skousen predicted a surprise move by North Korea on The Alex Jones Show Monday.

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I'm no better than anyone else at figuring out what goes through Kim Jong Un's mind. But, i suspect he's playing it up to his domestic audience, trying to look tough. I suspect the last thing he wants is to cancel the meeting with Trump, he just wants to see if he can get any more out of South Korea.

Onward and upward,
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But, i suspect he's playing it up to his domestic audience, trying to look tough. I suspect the last thing he wants is to cancel the meeting with Trump, he just wants to see if he can get any more out of South Korea.

I agree. Trump and Kim are both playing hardball with domestic audiences, and are dancing just nicely just between the two of them.

I see a deal forthcoming. I don't think North Korea was ever a real threat. The best they can do is a suicide mission if they want to throw down. That's a terrible best case scenario. Kim's best bet at keeping his water slides, room service, and naked bitches is to make a deal.

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Both of them need a win on this and they know it.

If Trump cracks the NK nut, he wins. It puts him down in history as a peacemaker. Big ol' hard-on for Trump there.

If Kim gets a pass for a while and lowers the sanctions, he wins.

Everything else is bullshit.

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Well, bang goes that Nobel.

I actually think Trump did the right thing in cancelling the summit. It's become apparent there was nothing to be gained, and it would be counterproductive to give Rocket Man a world stage.

Onward and upward,
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North Korea says it's ready to "resolve issue" and get the summit going again. I think we all saw that coming.

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North Korea said it is willing to meet with the US to "resolve issues," after President Donald Trump canceled his meeting with that country's leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday.

"We express our willingness to sit down face-to-face with the US and resolve issues anytime and in any format," a North Korean official reportedly said in a statement published by the country's state-run propaganda arm.

Trump nixed the planned June 12 summit with Kim, citing what he described as "tremendous anger and open hostility" stemming from Pyongyang's recent public statements.

In a letter to Kim on Thursday morning, Trump said it was "inappropriate, at this time" to hold the summit, but left the possibility open in the future....

Onward and upward,
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A classic negotiations tactic, especially for the party that “needs” the deal the least, is to simply get up from the table and walk away! Especially if the other party is not showing that they are serious.

Classic “art of the deal”

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